Remembering Ernest Shackleton's extraordinary feat of endurance
How the famous polar explorer and his crew escaped an icy death
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There are many examples of the human spirit triumphing over adversity, when in dangerous and extreme situations extraordinary feats of survival and endurance take place against almost impossible odds. One such event often exemplified is the remarkable story of the 17-day voyage in treacherous and freezing seas undertaken by polar explorer Ernest Shackleton and five crew members in what's been described as one of the greatest boat journeys ever accomplished.
Intrigued? Click through the following gallery for a reminder of just what can be achieved in the face of hardship and misfortune.
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